Funeral to be held for Colorado trooper killed by driver

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Fallen Colorado trooper honored Monday; procession closes roads.

DENVER (CBS4) – Drivers should expect delays between 9:30 and 11:15 Monday morning as the funeral procession for fallen Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaimie Jursevics takes place. Hampden Avenue between Interstate 25 and University Boulevard will also have delays as law enforcement from across the region arrives to honor and remember Trooper Jursevics. The motorcade will leave the Schaefer Athletic Complex at the intersection of Hampden Avenue and South Kipling Street about 9:30 a.m. and head east to Denver First Church of the Nazarene. Rob Madden. “Not only did she choose it, she excelled at it.” “To know that she was not going to be able to continue on and fulfill what was starting out as an amazing career is tough to think about,” said Madden.

They support each other, in good time and in bad, you lift them up when they’re feeling bad and you celebrate their victories together,” said Downing. “I know our uniform is special, as it is for a lot of my life. Is it worth it?” The Nov. 22 post, which included the hashtags #DrunkDrivingKills and #DriveSober, has been shared more than 3,300 times and liked more than 2,000. Eric Peter Henderson, 52, a retired Army colonel, was arrested in the death and faces allegations of driving drunk, vehicular homicide and hit-and-run. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office have since posted a photo of Ms Jursevics’ daughter wearing her mother’s hat, surrounded by her uniform and various tools of the trade. People called the image “heartbreaking,” “senseless,” “powerful,” and “so sad,” with one hopeful reader noting, “I think you might actually stop at least a few people with this!

A friend told investigators Henderson had consumed at least six beers Sunday during the course of a trip to Denver to watch the Broncos play the Chiefs. Drink driving has been named a major contributor to fatalities and injuries on Australian roads, with one in five drivers killed recorded as having a blood alcohol count in excess of the legal limit. Way to go Freemont!!” Jursevics, 33, was helping a motorist following a minor traffic accident on a local stretch of interstate highway on Nov. 15 when she was hit by another car, driven by retired Army Col. Coloradans have been showing their support en masse for the State Patrol, raising money for Jursevics’ family and showering the agency with condolences.

The person on the line says the trooper tried to use a flashlight to pull the suspect over, but was struck and killed by that vehicle, which left the scene. He reportedly fled the scene, was arrested and jailed for several days, and then released after posting bail; he now faces charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and careless driving resulting in death, according to Denver ABC 7. The photo of baby Morgan, in which she is surrounded by other elements of her mom’s patrol uniform, has not been the only online effort in eliciting support for the family. A GoFundMe account, already bringing in more than $85,000 in donations, was started for Morgan by a woman named Susan Hinshaw; though she did not know Jursevics, according to KRDO, she was inspired to create the page after receiving an outpouring of support for her husband, Colorado State trooper Scott Hinshaw, who was involved in an accident that killed his partner several years ago.

When asked what they want her little girl to snow about the support of the CSP, Madden replied, “She does have another family… The more we can do to honor Jaimie now and have those memories and to document them and have conversations so when the time is appropriate, we can say, ‘Look at what an amazing woman your mom was.’” Earlier this week hundreds of law enforcement across Colorado gathered along Interstate 70 to honor Jaimie’s family as they drove to Colorado from Utah. “There is nothing that is going to bring her back,” said Madden. “To let them know how much we respect her… heck, yeah, you’re going to see us out there for hours and days.”

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